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The Ohio Federal Research Network Presents ROUND 5


OFRN Round 5 Solicitation Opportunity Includes $10 to $15 Million in Research Funding.

The Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN) is Ohio’s leading program to forge collaborative research partnerships among Ohio’s academic research assets, industry and federal research centers. OFRN was established in 2015 to stimulate Ohio’s innovation economy by building vibrant, statewide, university-based research collaborations that meet the requirements of Ohio’s federal laboratories, partnering with the commercial sector to create new products and build the technology workforce in Ohio.

Since 2015, OFRN has funded 28 projects in excess of $40 million. These investments have led to nearly $200 million in follow-on funding from federal and private sources resulting in 8 university spinouts and creating or impacting over 900 jobs. OFRN funded projects have brought together 12 universities, 2 community colleges and 90 businesses across Ohio to address needed research determined by the federal labs in Ohio including the Air Force Research Lab, NASA Glenn, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and the Naval Medical Research Unit – Dayton.

OFRN Round 5 is broad in research opportunities. Multiple Areas of Interest (AOI) developed in consultation with federal lab partners in Ohio are published in the solicitation. In addition, an open topic allows for proposal submissions for technology solutions that address a validated federal research need not listed in the other AOIs.

Ohio Wins with Innovation and Collaboration!

Learn more about the OFRN Round 5 opportunity at the following information sessions:

DATE Thurs, Dec. 10, 2020                                   TIME 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

DATE Tues, Dec. 15, 2020                                    TIME 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

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